Please note per Safety Activity Checkpoints 2018: Generally, the use of Airbnb and other private rentals is not permitted. The safety, credibility, and insurance requirements of private rentals are difficult to qualify compared to traditional commercial properties. With traditional commercial properties like hotels, safety standards are continually monitored. With a private rental there is no way to adequately guarantee that locks are on the doors, that a group of male or female adults are not also present in close quarters, that there are no animals in the building, that the property itself is safe and secure, that the owner is credible, and that there are adequate fire exits. Proper liability coverage or homeowners insurance is often unavailable or not applicable to private rentals in the scenario where guests are paying money for use of the property. In other words, there is no effective insurance on personal private property being rented for commercial public use. This means the property has not been investigated, appraised, or approved for safe public use, including by children. For these reasons, the guideline is to stay away from private rentals such as Airbnb, VRBO, Flipkey, Roomarama, Homeaway, VayStays, Tripping, Wimdu, and Couchsurfing. The council will consider exceptions to the general prohibition on the use of Airbnb and other private rentals on a case-by-case basis. Contact the council early in the planning process at firstname.lastname@example.org.